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reported along the right side of the road. big crash this morning occurred on the southbound side of 95 here at route one. traffic being pushed over to the left to get by. we now have two lane getting by to the left on the southbound side of # 5 before you reach route one in wood brim -- side of 95 before you reach route one in woodbridge. unexpected delays on the southbound side. northbound, your lanes are open. the accident northbound in the express lanes at newington has cleared. 395 northbound across the 14th street bridge, we had accident activity tying up the right side of the road. that has cleared. >>> in the debate on capitol hill over raising the debt ceiling, republicans first announceed a vote on speaker boehner's plan around 6:00 last night and then postponed that vote as republican leaders scrambled to line up enough members. the president says even if it passes, he will veto it. ppens, next tuesday will not only affect the federal government but also local businesses and local governments. for more on that, we turn to fox 5's sherry ly live on capitol hill with the latest
. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
to you. >>> now another big story we continue to follow a stormy meeting at the white house. dire warning about the nations economy. >> another day of debt limit talks did not go well and the country's top notch credit rating is hanging in the balance. doug luzader explains from capitol hill. >> they are going to butt heads again today at the white house by all indications this is not going well. don't let the nice pictures fool you smiles didn't last long depending whom you listen to the president either dressed down republicans or stormed out of this meeting almost two hours after these photos were taken. >> issue is not about personality it is about doing something for the american people that needs to be done. >> it didn't help wall street was reeling after credit ratings giant moody's raised the possibility of lowering the country's credit rating unless there is a deal to raise the debt limit add to that a warning from ben bernanke who talked about the august 2nd deadline. >> so this is a matter of arithmetic soon after that date there wou
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five minutes and you mentioned the weekend twice. >> i have big plans this weekend. >> limping to the finish line getting up at 3:00 in the morning to do this job. today is more of the same, more humidity and a better chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms than yesterday. i can't guarantee that you will see one but with the frontal system that you see off to the north and the west. nothing is going on now. yesterday we had showers develop early. i don't think it will happen today. with the frontal system on the way, we have the possibility of showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast later this afternoon. temperatures, another muggy one. 74 reagan national. 72 at dulles. forecast today, more of the same, summery, humid, hot. highs in the low to mid-90s. more details and the weekend in a couple of minutes. >> i'm excited. >> and we will look at the tropics. >> they told me earlier it was the friday eve. it's no longer thursday, it's the eve of friday. >> when we go to julie, she has a name for evening. >> let's go to julie. is it friday eve. >> that's what i like to
on. we'll start with the satellite and radar. we had big storms rumble through portions of the viewing area. yesterday it got quite dark and scary looking. all the storl activity has -- storm activity has pushed well off to the south and west of here. we do have the clouds still. a couple of showers popping up in central virginia now but most of the activity is in southwestern virginia, eastern portions of tennessee, western portions of north carolina, and southern west virginia. so that's where that is. we talked about the heat advisory. yes, there's a heat advisory that goes into effect at noon today. lasts until 8:00 p.m. all the counties you see there including washington, d.c. this is because with the heat in the upper 90s, the air temperature and humidity, it's going to feel like it's between 100 and 105 degrees during the day today. currently 78 degrees at reagan national. relative humidity 81%. so very uncomfortable out. winds out of the southwest now at 7 miles an hour. planner for today hazy, hot and humid. can't rule out a stray thunderstorm or two during the
has done this at the fair oak mall, tyson's uss carl vinson corner center and green big brother shopping center. police saw he preys on women in their teens and early 20s, distracts them in the store and cuts their bottoms and takes off. >>> a mount rainier police officer being held without bond now on attempted murder charges. prosecutors say gene gillette lured a man to his home. he shot the man several times. the defense argues gillette is the victim saying he shot in self-defense after the accuser tried to rob him. also revealed in court, the prosecution said gillette has done this before and his other case is currently under investigation. >>> in sports, redskins players arrive for training camp today at ashburn officially kicking off camp tomorrow but that will not include quarterback donovan mcnabb. >> as expected, he has been traded. the redskins and minnesota vikings have agreed to a deal. it is not official yet. an announcement is expected some time today. the skins will get a 2012 sixth round pick and a conditional pick in the following year. >> they also got jabar ga
>>> fox 5 is monitoring metro. >> several big issues on tap from rider feed backs to broken escalators. we will take a look at what could come out of the talks. >>> a jury found her not guilty in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter. she returns to court today to learn what time she will serve on other charges in the case. fox 5 news continues. >>> straight up 6:00. nice looking shot. gives you hope that this day, thursday, july 7th will be a great one. good morning, thanks for waking up with fox 5 morning news. steve is off. >> i'm here. wisdom martin is here. i was told this is friday eve. >> oh, yeah, it is. >> we are closer to the weekend. >> it is. >> tucker told me i mentioned the weekend like six or seven times already. >> now we will stick to the news and talk to tucker in a minute. >>> police are investigating a crash that sent a car flying into a diner in wheaton, maryland. it happened last night. police say the car was traveling southbound on georgia avenue at university boulevard west when the driver lost control and landed in samantha's diner and bakery. no wor
travelout of white oak that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> big story this morning hearing on airport security on the hill. >> chair of a house subcommittee says commercial airports are vulnerable despite changes since 9/11. live at dulles international with details good morning. >> reporter: good morning disquieting news now that we are in the mid of the busy summer travel season indeed utah representative is saying this and he says it is cause for concern since november 2001,25,000 breaches of security have occurred at the nations airports now tsa is countering that saying that is just a tiny fraction of 5.5 billion people searched since 2001 however it is causing concern and he is holding this hearing today, now there are those who says the not a matter of changing security procedures but simply implementing smarter security. >> stop relying on technology, use the human brain, hire only qualified people train them well, let them understand the type of people are in their hands. >>> you may remember last week that was a frightening incident in newark new jersey when a stu
they will. and then have the big championship. it's great soccer. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it's wednesday morning. it's jewel 13 -- it's july 13, 2001. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >>> i'm sarah simmons. before we get to weather, we have breaking news we've been following all morning long. some good news. the beltway is back open now. >> it had been shut down in the tysons corner area after power lines were knocked down across the highway. stacey cohan at the scene with the very latest. some good news. >> reporter: it's nice to have good news to report upon, especially involving traffic which we don't have often or in this area. as you can see behind me some cars are able to move through this part of the beltway. it was just within the last ten minutes that it reopened. we do have video from earlier this morning what was causing the problem. around 1:30 a.m. a contractor that was working on construction out here in the tysons corner area encountered some
pulled the trigger and the gun he used in that apartment. >> we just heard the big boom, like a big shot. so my son came in the house, i got shot, it hurtsism took him upstairs and just cleaned the wound. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but his wounds are not considered life-threatening. police did question the shooter's parents as well as those who had access to the apartment trying to figure out just who owns this gun because, in maryland, it is illegal to leave a loaded firearm in some place where an unsupervised child under the age of 16 could get their hand on it. that is the latest here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting that when her husband, then county executive jack johnson, called on her, she followed his instructions to plush a $100,000 developers check down the toil the the and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i made a mistake for which i to
very much. now to our top story. the search is on for a big fix. a critical meeting at the white house this morning could defuse the debt crews. >> appears both sides may be giving, with the president reportedly willing to put social security on the table. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning. it's not clear how they'll get there, but democrats and republicans are looking for a grand bargain. pennsylvania avenue isn't exactly the vegas strip. they might as well have tables and dealers set up there today, because the stakes have never been higher. president obama and his twitter town hall meeting yesterday said the situation is dire if congress doesn't agree to let him borrow and spend more money. >> interest rates could go up and it could cause a whole new spiral into a second recession or worse. >> reporter: the president may continue to back something in the neighborhood of $4 trillion in deficit cuts or for 12 years in exchange for more borrowing now. though the math gets a little fuzzy. his ideas will include, according to the "washington post," big cuts in medicare and so
door meeting trying to rally his party convincing some holdouts but not enough. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. but this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> this bill in one fell swoop just pulls the plug on progress to america's families. >> we have five days remaining until a few extremist republicans and note i say a few drive our economy off a cliff because they are too radical and inexperienced to compromise. >> reporter: more than a dozen wall street ceos sent a letter to the white house and congress yesterday pushing them to reach a deal and to do it quickly. they warn that failure to do so will have grave consequences for businesses, consumers as well as the markets and already wall street has reacted to the uncertainty with the dow falling yesterday for the fifth straight day. treasury officials are working on an emergency plan that would prioritize who gets paid if no deal is reached by tuesday. that is the latest here on capitol hill. back to you. >> thank you. >
of here. we'll have high pressure build inform the big cringe today will be the humidity at least for a day or two. it will be on the decrease. lots of sunshine, less humid, # 2 and a little morning fog across the area. more details on the forecast. 92 and a little morning -- 92 and a little morning fog across the area. >>> eleven residents exposed to carbon monoxide were taken to the hospital. none are in critical condition. >>> president barack obama addressed the nation last night and right after that, house speaker john boehner spoke before the cameras. congress remains gridlocked on a deal to avoid a threatened default one week from today. we'll get more on the two plans being offered by republicans and democrats. >>> more calls for d.c. council member harry thomas, jr. to step down. he is accused of taking funds meant for kids and using it for his own pleasure. on friday, thomas agreed to repay $3 $300,000 back to the city. late last night, tommy wells issued a statement saying he believes thomas should quit the council. >>> the nf almost's four and a half month long lockou
. >> and how it impacted his career. >>> big story we're following in our area. gunfire at a maryland playground. a 5-year-old pulled the trigger. it happened in hill crest heights. >> reporter: police are still trying to figure out who owns that gun, but they do believe the child got it somewhere inside his home. a witness said that it looked like the 5-year-old boyouted a smaller .22 caliber handgun when he shot that 4-year-old boy. that child was taken to children's hospital and is expected to survive. the shooting happened police say when a 5-year-old boy brought the gun to the playground. the 4-year-old boy who was shot ran back to his apartment and a neighbor called 911 and helped address the boy's wounds. police found the 5-year-old who pulled the trigger and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. now neighbors can't help but think how much worse this could have been. >> there are many people who own guns who have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: police have questions for the boy's parents. they are trying to figure out who the owner
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and a lot of people aren't, the dow and the s&p 500 had a big turn outyesterday. snapped a five-day losing streak v winning streak. sorry. >> this is what happened. the end of june was spectacular. the markets rallied all last week. you weren't here. we were talking about how markets were going up, up, up, up and up. yesterday, that camey to halt and the dow and s&p 500 finished lower. the nasdaq got that nine-point gain. there you go. that was thanks to shares of netflix. >> let's talk about something else. june jobs report is also coming out. what can we look forward to on that. >> we are expecting about 100,000 jobs to have been created in june. we'll find out what the unemployment rate is also. that is expected to stay steady at 9.1%. on big jobs weeks, it is what everybody talks about leading up to friday. we talk about it for days on end and it finally happens at 8:30 every friday morning and we'll see a big reaction in the markets based on what happens if it surprises in a good way or bad way. >> let's talk about something i to know about and movies. netflix rallied 8% to an all- ti
and senate leader harry reid each have their own plans and are trying to get support for them. >>> the big story we are following this morning, i prince george's county police officer facing attempted murder and sex charges. officer gene gillette is due in court for a bopped hearing. investigators say he lured the victim john hall to his home earlier this month with a promise that he was going to be in a porn video. they say the officer demanded sexual favors and when hall refused, gillette fired several shots at him. officer yilette told police he shot a carjacking suspect at his house but officials a the story just didn't add up. hall was in the hospital with several gunshot wounds for about two weeks before recovering. >> the truth came out. >> it was because of the investigate. the investigators responded to the scene right away and they were able to, through their investigation, determine what happened. >> it was a relief too also because it take the blame on my brother-in-law off. >> if convicted, gillette could face up to life in prison. >>> new details about a serial stabber target
is allison seymour. >> and i'm sarah simmons. but first big news this morning. >> we told you about it out there, the commuters, traffic alert. major tie-ups on the bw parkway are now clear. a carjacking investigation at kenilworth avenue had a southbound section closed the morning. it reopened an hour ago. u.s. park arrested one suspect who bailed out of the stolen car around 2:30 this morning and they're looking for at least one more. the carjacking started at anne arun dell county. >>> a serious accident shut it down at 197. a car carrying four people somehow crashed and ended up in the woods. at last word all four were in critical condition at a local hospital. no word yet on what exactly caused that accident. >>> boy, 79 degrees to start off this early hour and i can only imagine what that is going to mean later tucker. good morning. >> we certainly are, you got it. actually it won't be as hotted the as it was yet. but the trade-off, allison is we're going to have a lot of rain around here, at least the potential for a lot of rain around here. in facts we have a flash flood watch. cou
. >>> there are big plans to curb crime in a popular d.c. nightlife area. operation adam morgan kicked off with more officers patrolling clubs and restaurants. this weekend, all parking along 18th street from columbia road to kalorama will be shut down from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the fire march shall will be check -- marshall will be checking for overcrowding. >> there is not enough public parking. this is not enough good transportation. you are teaching the people not to come here. >> walking in the middle of the street, fights taking place, people walking around with alcohol in their hands outside of public spaces, open use of drugs. >> police say nothing is etched in stone. they are will be to change almost anything involved in this enforcement if it will help stop crime. >>> police have released two new pictures of a suspected serial slasher in fairfax county. investigators say this man has cut at least five young women. police say he preys on women in their teens and early 20s. he distracts them in the store, cuts their back side and then takes off. if you recognize him, call police. >>> a mou
-old and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. >> we heard a big shot. he said i got shot. it hurt. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but the injury is not considered life-threatening. police are questioning the shooter's parents and others who had access to the apartment trying to figure out who that again belonged to. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting when her husband, then county executive jack johnson called on her, she followed his directions to discuss a $100,000 developer's check down the toilet and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i look forward to continuing to serve and making a positive difference in the lives of people in need. >> jack johnson has pleaded guilty to felony counts that will likely land him in prison for years. the u.s. attorney says a probe of corruption in prince george's county is not over and he expects more charges will be leveled in
efficiency standards. today, there is a big announcement expected from the president. jim engle reports on the negotiates that led to it. >> reporter: president obama was hoping to get automakers to agree to almost double mileage standards aiming for another moment like this one in the rose garden in 2009 which raised them to 29.7 miles for model year 2012. but this time the white house wanted much more. >> floating ideas to increase this fuel efficiency standard to 56 miles per gallon fleet- wide by the year 2025. >> supporters insisted that was a doable number. >> 5 # is a sweet spot that is both achievable, reasonable, highly beneficial in terms of an economic standpoint and will meet the president's goals of dramatically reducing our dependence on foreign oil. >> reporter: automakers balked noting that would result in a 14% drop in sales saying there is a high level of uncertainty about consumer willingness to pay significantly higher prices for more fuel efficient vehicles. >> these standards by the government's own study will cost so much more that it will result in a loss of abou
. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is difficult with 4.2% unemployment. it's -- 9.2% unemployment. >> we need something big. we have to do it in a way that is good for the economy to give more support from the economy healing from the great recession. >> reporter: now, the president's plan has not gotten a warm reception from republicans. they are adverse to the tax increases and house speaker john boehner called the president this weekend to say that his party would prefer a smaller package, $2 trillion if the tax increases could be avoided. stacey cohan, back to you. >> tha . >>> a suspect is under arrest in connection with a businessman in april. he was found unconscious inside his convenience store. they will be more dough tails about the arrest later on today. >>> police are looking for whoever shot and killed a 26- year old early sunday morning. this happened in the 1900 block of rochelle avenue in district heights. twit hicks was p
's rough in big d. >> it's already 87. 5:15 in the morning there. >> yes. that's unpleasant. 83 in miami. >> nice break, pacific northwest. july can tell us more. seattle, 58 degrees. >> showers and thunderstorms activities out of here. we have generally clear skies. look out towards cleveland and cincinnati. a whole lot of nothing going on. we should be in for bright sunshine. enjoy. plenty of sunshine with less humidity. yeah. okay. let's keep rolling. >> let's do it. >> mostly clear tonight. the five-day forecast, there we go. 92 today, tomorrow. by friday, near 100. back to the low temperatures in the 80s. >> and humid as well. >> lovely. >> thanks, tuck. >>> let's check in with julie and go with the traffic. >> i thought it was funny. tucker mentioned in seattle where it was. sun worshiping, nondrinking girl to the northwest. i tonight get it. >> a beautiful city. >> yes, my dear. >> i went up to mt. rainier and now know where santa claus lives because there was snow on the ground. >> okay, i have to take the girls and visit. so i know that's where santa lives. that's true. northbou
, tucker. we'll check in with you in a little bit. >>> our big story this morning, opening arguments are scheduled to begin today in the trial of roger clemens. baseball legend is accused of lying to congress during a hearing in 2008 when he denied using performance enhancing drugs. it took four days to pick the almost all female jury. clemens' lawyers are expected to begin their defense by questioning the investigation into whether he used peds was proper. >>> checking other headlines, two teenagers are in critical condition after being hit by a car in severna park, maryland. the fire department on richie highway and west early heights road. the victims are 17 and 18 years old. they were taken to the hospital in critical condition. the driver stayed on the scene of that crash. >>> in prince george's county, a parking lot brawl turned deadly over the weekend. now police are looking for a group of teenagers responsible for this. it happened saturday night outside an apartment complex off southern avenue and capitol heights. police say 50-yard raymond stewart and another man tried to b
. anyway, it was pretty nasty last night. >> strong storms. woke me up. today's big debate in the weather center is whether to go with 99 or 100 for the high temperature. >> does it feel any different? >> i don't think so. you get the idea. extreme heat this afternoon. 78 at reagan national. 75 at baltimore. 18 in ocean city. no thanks. win chest -- 81 in ocean city. no thanks. winchester 73 degrees. we've got a blow off of the cloud cover associated with the storms still hanging in the area that will be with us for the morning hours. that may actually hold the temperature down a degree or two and keep us only in the upper 90s for daytime highs. we're not the only ones. i'm show you more on that in a little bit. the forecast partly cloudy, hot and humid. could be an isolated storm later today. most of us will be dry. we've got a heat advisory which goes into effect at noon. here's your temperature. 99 degrees. it won't feel that cool. >> the cooldown is coming. >> yes. >> thank you, tucker. >>> some of the top stories this morning, baltimore city police issued an amber alert for an 8-year
and tony. the weather is the big question. thunderstorms are in the forecast for the space shuttle's launch. here at nasa godard, everyone is watching and waiting keeping their fingers crossed that the skies will clear and all system go. the space shuttle atlantis is fueled and ready to go on the launch pad at the kennedy space center. it is the last shuttle flight for the 30-year-old program which began with columbia, 1981. it's estimated that about a million people are gathering along the west coast of florida to watch the final shuttle mission. weather remains a concern with a 70% chance of thunderstorms or rain threatening to delay. atlantis must take off by sunday or monday or it will have to wait until july 16th before it launches again. when the mess is over, atlantis will join discovery and endeavour. next, sending astronauts to asteroids or to mars. future missions to the international space station will be handled by private space vehicles. they are in development right now and it's not expected to be another three fire years before they are ready to launch. so, keep your eyes out
obama makes the announcement around 11:00. >>> a big story this morning. an awall soldier admits to planning an attack on fort hood. >> he sent an e-mail saying he confessed. we're learning more about the suspect this morning and what led authorities to him. >> reporter: they are crediting clerks at a gun store of being suspicious of the suspect. he said his muslim beliefs prevented him from fighting. it was put on hold because of child porn allegations. he went aball police arrested him wednesday at a texas motel. they got a tip from an employee a day earlier that he had arrived by taxi and bought six pounds of smokeless gun powder, 3 boxes of ammunition, and a magazine for a pistol. store clerks say they felt uncomfortable about the purchases being it was a considerable amount of ammunition and the questions he asked inned kaled he didn't know much about the items. the gun store is the same location where nadal hasan purchased the gun used in the 2009 attack on fort hood when 13 people were killed. police say he also visited an army surplus store where he bought a patch. offici
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and thunderstorms pop through as a big swath of clear air -- i won't say clear, but clear skies out to the west so we will get some sunshine working in later. forecast for today looks like this. partly sunny skies, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. high 93 degrees once again. that is above normal. about five degrees above normal for today. then for tonight, we will see some early morning -- sorry, not early morning, early evening showers and thunderstorms. warm overnight again, highs once again in the mid-70s. five-day forecast, tomorrow, thursday, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms, 90. friday, maybe a storm or two. 85 for your high. here is your weekend. it looks to be sunny right now. temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, let's find out what is happening with the traffic. for that, we go to julie wright. >> all right. good morning to you, sir. we are starting off this morning's commute with a crash involving a motorcyclist. this now on the inner loop of the beltway. it will actually be after the exi
, pretty big ones too up towards cleveland and chicago and some of that is going to make its way into the washington area during the course of the day today. not perfectly sunny conditions expected today as we'll kind of be partly to mostly cloudy for much of the day. let's do temperatures now. overnight, falling back to the 60s. nice morning in martinsburg. here in washington, we are a little warmer. we are holding on to the heat again, 79 in downtown washington. open up for you a little bit. cloud cover and rain holding temperatures down in maces like pittsburgh. we are at 70 and 74 in chicago. here is your forecast. mostly cloudy. could be some showers during the course of the day. 91 your daytime high and we are in for a lot of heat starting tomorrow. >> thank you. >>> let's check in with julie wright. what is going on? >> well, it is not so bad right now. you will find lanes are open in each direction traveling to and from the wilson bridge. the trip northbound on i-95 this morning for you guys working your way out of dale city and headed up towards the capital beltway, rice
. one big complaint is that doctors often don't know there is a shortage until they've ordered the medication and can't get it. one thing that the american society of health system pharmacists would like is to have the fda require manufacturers to give notice ahead of time so that people can prepare accordingly. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> a big day at nats park including a visit from the first lady. plus, venus williams steps on the court for the first time in the u.s. this year. coming up income on fox -- next on fox 5 morning news. kills the source of mold allergens. helping your family thrive during allergy season. inside your home. lysol disinfecting wipes remove more than 95% of allergens. and lysol disinfectant spray kills the source of mold allergens. helping your family thrive during allergy season. hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who
. for the most part the skies are clear. big, bright moon out there this morning. so a nice start to the day. and we will have a nice day today. here is the forecast for today. it's a rather simple one. sunny skies, low humidity. breezy at times. high about 85 degrees. sunny and 85. sounds familiar. there you go. enjoy the day, folks. >> no complaints about that from many of us or from julie wright i'm quite sure as well. hi, julie. >> reporter: that's right. no complaining here. a pretty good ride out on the beltway this morning too. you'll find light traffic volume in each direction at the wilson bridge. traffic is flowing freely on 395 leaving the beltway pasting duke street towards the 14th street bridge. 591 in good -- 95 is in good shape as you travel across the occoquan. the outer loop rolling at speed passing new hampshire avenue towards 270. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >> new this morning, a carjacking with a mother and young child inside the vehicle. this all started in baltimore. the suspect led police on a wild chase down 95 and the beltway before the mom and b
outdoors. >> a lot of people exercising. >> yes, today another beautiful one, highs 90, low hood mity, big changes tomorrow -- humidity, big changes tomorrow. >> good or bad side. >> hot side. numbers, 78 right now regan national, generally in the washington mid-atlantic, up in new england, boston 69. heart of the heat all summer long continues today looking at the five day forecast, in dallas, dallas does not have a forecast high under 102 so that gives you an idea how hot it is. wichita, 104, st. louis excessive heat warning the brunt of the heat off to the west a little piece of that energy will slip east and heat things up for us enjoy today by tomorrow and on friday, right back into the upper 90s close to 100 by friday. >>> satellite radar lots of sunshine expected mentioning all morning, carolinas, to new york, up to chicago, we don't have a cloud in the skies, just a few passing fair weather clouds, nice and dry highs 90 degrees even cooler than yesterday your five day forecast more humidity tomorrow, 95, friday dangerous heat likely heat advisoryings, near 100, not much better sat
this afternoon and tonight in parts of the area with the big storms developing. 77 at reagan national. here's the forecast. good news with the clouds around, temperatures will be in the mid 80s. bad news the showers and thunderstorms developing some with heavy rain. >>> all right sir. thank you very much. get more later. we're going to get traffic with julie in a moment. but first the closing open the vw parkway. >> it was shutdown earlier because of the carjacking and we get more now from sherri ly. what do you have? >> reporter: well, right now, there's some good news to report as you can see right behind me, we've got traffic moving again along 50 and vw parkway. 295. and kenilworth. everything is reopened. of course it was a traffic nightmare earlier this morning. cars being diverted around this carjacking. we're being told that a suspect in a carjacking from anne arundel county bailed out around 295 around kenilworth and that was shutdown and then access from new york avenue headed eastbound on to 50 there on the ramp was shutdown. we saw a number of cars just parked right there on new
metro for you at fox 5. this morning several metro committees are meeting to discuss big changes. >> including a decision on putting the dulles station above or below ground and talking about ideas for new rail cars and possibly changing some names. sarah simmons is live at the foggy bottom station. >> reporter: there is several on the agenda for several different committees talking about different issues. one is escalators and elevators. there is a lot of complaints from riders. where we are here, they have been working on an escalator replacement program for some time. we have seen workers here this morning. part of what they will be talking about, one of the committees, a plan to increase the on time preventative maintenance because there has been a large increase in maintenance and service calls. metro is getting feedback from rider focus groups on the design of the new 7,000 series rail cars. the first ones are set to arrive next year for the silver line to dulles airport. now, along with that, they will be talking about the naming rights of the new stops on the line. there
it for years. >> how heavy is a gold bar? >> i guess it depends on how big the bar is. a pound? i don't know. >> i've never had the pleasure of holding a gold bar. >> the forecast for the weekend couldn't be better. i think we'll have an award- winning forecast. want to start in the beaches. i know many of you headed out of town. if you picked this weekend to be across the eastern shore, you picked a perfect weekend. bright sunshine. you'll see a few passing clouds. but generally fine conditions with highs in the mid-80s. overnight lows in the 70s. humidity will be in check here for the next couple days. as we drive north here, you're in fine shape. look at the water temperature. 75 degrees. that's refreshing. it's a perfect water temperature. >> i think that's close to the peak heating here with the water. >> i have to do this. in the story i want to make sure. >> we're hoping that doesn't happen as lawmakers reach a deal soon. >> we'll have the president's press conference at 11:00 here on fox 5. >>> we will also have miss julie wright. >> we're talking about the beach forecast. i just wa
local mall and police think it may be connected to similar cases. first, back to the morning's big story. we were jut talking about the debt debate in business beat. we'll break down the latest proposal from both sides of the aisle when fox 5 morning news continues. -- we were just talking about the debt debate in business beat.  >>> if you are having problems paying your mortgage or you are afraid economic hard times may put your home in jeopardy, make sure and join us tomorrow morning. fox 5 is hosting a phone bank all morning from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with experts from the emergency mortgage assistance program. that is administered by the maryland department of housing and community development. they will have answers on all kind of mortgage issues. if you live in virginia or the district, they can also refer to you organizations that can help in your area as well. >>> let's check with tucker as we take a look outside. starting to see the sun coming up this morning. going to see a lot of it today. >> bright sunshine expected throughout the day and you ca
, we'll talk live to the sports junkies about the next big move for the redskins. stay with us.  >>> taking a live look at 395, this is right by the pentagon. we're going to check in with julie wright coming up in just a bit. you can see the sun starting to come up on what will be i another warm day but fairly pleasant i guess you could say for some. >> i decided i would give it a thumbs up today. it will be better. it is still going to be hot. we should have a quiet one and again, nothing too extreme. >> we've had enough of the extremes. >> until friday. so it is still on the horizon. let's get started with a look at our satellite-radar. you won't see much of anything. our rain shower activity, thunderstorms yesterday that brought locally heavy rain off to the south and west and dragging with the frontal system. now, we are allowing the slightly cooler and at least drier air to start moving in. it should be a nice looking day today. right now at reagan national, the temperature, 77 degrees. huge, 88%. there is your winds out of the north and west. your pressu
rages on. hopes for a vote on one of the proposals that has stalled because of some big questions over how much money it will actually save. >>> let'slike out over the washington area this morning on this wednesday morning. it is july 27th, 2011. good morning. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. >> we want to let you know our mortgage help phone bank just kicked off here at 6:00. it runs through 10:00 this morning. experts with the maryland mortgage assistance program are here to answer your questions about mortgage and flosh issues. they will direct you to program that can help. the number to call is there on your screen. -- your questions about mortgage and foreclosure issues. >>> here are the numbers. 202-859-3307. we also have a web chat set up for you would hike to log onto myfoxdc.com. you can do so -- if all like to log onto myfoxdc.com -- if you would like to log onto myfoxdc.com. >> let's check in with tucker barnes. >> the group next door up nice and early. i'm very impressed. >> i'm very impressed too. >> our forecast today will be a good one. generally sunshine
. >>> officials say the next big attack on the u.s. will likely be online. now lawmakers on the hill want to know if homeland security is prepared for it. we have more from capitol hill. >> reporter: at a hearing on capitol hill. a cyber attack is one of the greatest threats to u.s. national security. >> it is today possible to be a great warrior with nothing but your slippers and your bedroom and the desire to bring down some aspect of public or private infrastructure related to the internet. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know if homeland security is prepared for a future attack in the digital world and they say the biggest threat comes from china. >> then cia director leon panetta called cyber security the battleground for the future. >> this has got to have a lot more attention placed upon it. we certainly don't want to have the kind of incident that we would all regret. >> reporter: the obama administration says the nation's critical infrastructure is under constant attack by criminals. it would harm consumers and government agent is posing a -- agencies posing a major risk. >> more disturbi
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